Saturday, August 18, 2012

Daydreams, Scottish Men, Kilts - Meet Linda Bolton

Here is my interview with Linda Bolton for the Tasha Turner Virtual Blog Tour – MasterKoda. Linda sent her response to my questions, and said, "I hope I'm interesting enough." 

I think after reading this, you'd agree she is one interesting lady. Leave comments below if you agree! 

  1.      I see you write contemporary romance. How did you come across the genre? 

I became very interested in the actor Gerard Butler. Even joined one of his fan sites. I was daydreaming way too much and decided I needed an outlet, so I started writing my daydreaming down and a book was born.

 2.      How long have you been writing? 

I started writing poetry in high school and was published in a literary magazine. I started a fictional story ten years ago but never finished it. I dabbled here and there and finally sat down and started my first book two years ago.

3.      At the moment you’re not published, do you have plans to go live with your work soon? 

I have sent my first book to a publisher and am waiting for their response. I should hear something by the end of this month. If its a no, then I have a few others I’d like to try. I hope to be published by next year. I have a lot of other book ideas and would love to share them too. 

4.      Do you have a blurb of your first finished novel that you can share with us?

Alexandra Daniels is a forty-something, hard-working mom, wife and employee. Her life has been plodding along at a snails pace and she’s longing for excitement. She wins a trip to her favorite talk show in New York, the Veronica Becker Show, and it just so happens the actor of her dreams is a guest, Derek Dunbar! Is Alex’s life about to change?

Derek Dunbar is Scottish, an actor and a hunk! Every woman in America drools after him. He has his pick of women but stinks at relationships. At forty, is he longing for a more meaningful relationship? Does he even know how to have one? Is he willing to make the effort or will it just be too complicated?

5.      So I hear you like anything Scottish, huh? 

Yes! I have been to some Scottish festivals and have some Scottish friends.

6.      What do you think makes Scottish men so alluring? 

The accent and the kilts! Just want to take a peek....just once!

7.      Do your stories include all things Scottish (and Scottish men)? If not where do you get your inspiration from?

The first book is based on Scottish actor Gerard Butler. There is a whole lot of travel, taking the characters to Scotland, Island of Dominica, Iceland, New York and Los Angeles as well as a few other places. My future books get their inspiration from other stars and from my everyday friends. And, yes, most of my friends know they have become fodder for my books.

8.      I read on your bio that you are a part-time fitness rep? What does that mean? 

I am a Beachbody Coach, selling workout programs such as P90X, Insanity and TurboFire, and Shakeology meal replacement. Its great stuff and love the routines! I Also work full-time as an office manager and I take care of alumni relations with my college sorority. Oh, and I’m going to be a grandmother (GiGi) in Oct. I’m very busy!

9.     Coffee or Tea? Definitely coffee! Everyday!

10.  Cats or Dogs? Both...right now I am pet-less, but I love both!

11.  Summer or Winter?  In Texas...WINTER!! Its been 100 degrees since May!

12.  Share three things about yourself that your Facebook friends might not know about you: 

1) I was adopted when I was 8 days old and found my biological family in Germany  - I keep in contact with my oldest sister, her girls and my oldest brother’s daughters. 
2) My ex and I adopted our daughter when she was eleven years old from the fostercare system in Georgia - she is the one making us proud grandparents in October. 
3) I struggle with my weight everyday. I have since I was small and it a constant reminder I will never be in control of all aspects of my life...ever.   But I keep trying!

            Laci, Thanks so much for hosting me. I really enjoyed it!

 And thank you Linda for being my guest today! 

Linda Bolton is an aspiring contemporary romance writer.  She is looking for a publisher for her first book, Perfect.  While working on a future projects Linda can be found:


  1. I say we plan a trip to Scotland. A group of us romance/ erotica writers - it can be a business trip to study all things Scottish. YOu know castles men in kilts, pipers, men in kilts, reenactors - in kilts, study the rich history - of men in kilts. Oh and while we are there we can see men in kilts!!!!!! WE can take LInda as aromance expert to give a seminar. Who's with me?

    1. Sounds good to me! I've never been over there! :)